Heraldic griffin 3D model

Heraldic griffin 3D modelThe griffin is a mythical creature with the body, tail and back legs of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. Since the lion is considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin is considered the king of all creatures. There are various statues and drawings of mythical creatures that look like griffins dating from Ancient Greece, Egypt and Persia. The earliest depiction of griffins are the frescoes found in the Palace of Knossos that dates back to the 15th century BC. In Europe, the griffin is of great use in heraldry and as a decorative element it is most often used in architecture.

The 3D griffin model which can be downloaded here has been created by importing Heraldic Griffin 2D design to Rhino 3D CAD software where T splines plugin has been used to create the 3D model. This is not a model of a complete griffin body, but a griffin bas-relief 3D model (low relief sculpture) whose shape has been taken from an old coat of arms.

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Heraldic griffin 3D model comes in three different 3D file formats: STEP (standardized 3D graphic exchange file format), Wavefront OBJ  and stereolithography STL (model for 3D printing)

Heraldic griffin 3D model - stp 3D file format (4.14 MB)

Heraldic griffin 3D model - obj 3D file format (813.11 KB)

Heraldic griffin 3D model - stl 3D file format (4.7 MB)